Juneau, AK (KINY) - UAS Professor Leslie Gordon will be starting in mid-May as the Sitka Campus Director.
She has been serving as professor and program director for Health Information Management, as well as an assistant director of academic affairs. She has more than ten years of teaching at the campus, as well as success with the Health Information Management program. Her position will start on May 13th.
According to a press release, duties for Gordon will include serving as the campus’ chief executive officer, responsible for strategic planning and budget management, instructional activities, facilities management, and day-to-day operations. She'll also be working with university leaders at the Juneau and Ketchikan campuses. Close connections with the Sitka Campus Advisory Council will also be a focus for Gordon to ensure that UAS is meeting the needs of the community and the region. Gordon will also become a part of the UA Community Campus Directors Council that advises President Jim Johnsen.
Keith Perkins, chair of the UAS Sitka Campus Advisory Council said, "Leslie brings to the campus a very successful professional background in managing the Health Information Management program for the University and leading it to prominence across all of Alaska. Her success in this area allowed her to be involved at the national level in how Health Information Management has evolved in its education delivery. As a long-time Sitkan and faculty member with administrative experience, we are truly excited to welcome her into the position of Campus Director."
As Campus Director, Gordon will report to UAS Provost Karen Carey. According to Carey, “Leslie is a valuable member of the Sitka Campus and UAS leadership as a whole. She demonstrates innovative, thoughtful leadership and viewed as an outstanding leader for our Sitka campus. Interim Director Jill Hanson has done an excellent job and will continue to provide leadership working closely with Director Gordon.”
UAS Chancellor Rick Caulfield also expressed support for Gordon’s new role: “The Sitka Campus has opportunities to expand offerings with community partners like Mt Edgecumbe High School, the Sitka School District, and the Sitka Tribe. I’m confident that Leslie will provide the leadership we need to grow these partnerships.”
Gordon earned both her master’s and bachelor’s degrees in Health Information Management from the College of Saint Scholastica in Minnesota. She is a recognized leader in the HIM field and has served on numerous professional and regulatory organizations. She was awarded the 2017 UAS Faculty Excellence Award.